A meditation on grief, time and selfhood, The Darker The Night, The Brighter The Stars by Paul Broks is a work of non-fiction. It buys your time to make one understand ta scientists’ journey to comprehend the logic and nuance of the human mind.
It traces humanity and the connection our brain calls for. The author, a neuropsychologist himself shares the trauma he goes through after his wife dies of cancer. After having a career trying to fathom the human mind, the test that life threw on him is the cause of a battle with his brain.
Probing, doubting and reconstructing the book is a carefully constructed account of trauma and starting over. Wrestling with his own experiences, the author boldly takes us through unusual case histories and the anatomy behind it. What makes it different is the presentation of philosophy and poetic lyricism on these nightmarish cases. The search for peace is the ultimatum but the absurdity of consciousness is unbelievable. The author thrills us with such experiences and enlightens us with the history of consciousness, which is the pulse of life.